Babyfit UK - How we support charity work

Supporting Charities

2004: We held a book sale with usborne books and raised money for SPRING charity for Poole Hospital (supporting parents and relatives in baby loss)

2006: BabyFit masterclass held for Clic sargent yummy mummy week (childrens cancer charity)

2011: Supported and helped Poole hospital charity in their buggy push and coffee morning for their maternity and neonatal fundraising appeal

2012: Coffee morning and raffle for Jigsaw appeal for Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

2014: BabyFit UK in Dorset is 10 years old! Celebration and fundraising walk (July 2014). All proceeds have gone to SPRING adding to donations from BabyFit DVD sales.

Fund-raising walk + £1 from DVD sales - We raised over £135 for SPRING (with Gift Aid)

APEC: This year we started a monthly donation to APEC Action against pre-eclampsia, a charity working on developing further knowledge, awareness and research on this potentially life threatening complication of pregnancy or the post natal period. http://action-on-pre-eclampsia.org.uk/

The reason for choosing apec for donation was after my own experience, several hours after my babies birth I developed severe pre-eclampsia with hellp syndrome. I received excellent care and attention which was partly down to the obstetric team but also due to the research done over the years. Knowledge and training of staff have greatly improved care. There is still so much training that can and needs to be done though as sadly there are still maternal or fetal mortalities from this condition.

2015: Due to on going success from classes and DVD sales we now have a monthly standing order to SPRING for our donations too.

2016: Now also supporting and sponsoring MAMA academy - a charity aimed at supporting and educating midwives and women on helping to have a healthy positive pregnancy using the most up to date evidence. Accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. www.mamaacademy.org.uk As 2016 closes in we have added up our monthly donations so far. APEC; £269 and SPRING; £264 plus as a UK taxpayer they can claim extra in Gift Aid. Thank you to everyone past, present and future for the support of our classes.